Arizona Hiking describes hikes in five categories: urban backyard hikes; family hikes that range from easy to moderate; tougher day hikes that range from moderate to advanced; Grand Canyon hikes ranging from easy to advanced; and overnight hikes. Each description gives specific driving directions, elevations, recommended maps, safety suggestions, and official contacts for details on fees, regulations, etc. Hiking chapters start with two to four feature hikes, followed by at-a-glance descriptions of several additional hikes. Other chapters give general hiking preparation and safety guidelines and list additional resources. Includes seven chapters, total, with index and color map of Arizona.
Arizona writer and photographer Christine Maxa leads hikers of all skill levels to the best fall color around the state of Arizona. This book, the only one on where to find Arizona's fall color, will have you exploring from late September to early December. Plus, Maxa shares insight and intersting facts about natural and cultural history along the trails.
Explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert with these 50 hikes. Exciting on their own, the trails come alive when the charismatic wildflowers appear on the scene. Each trail has an accompanying map, color photo, detailed information, and a lively narrative. Plus, the book has individual profiles for 50 different wildflowers a picture and description full of facts, folklore, and interesting information. Don't let another Banner Year go by without witnessing Arizona's spectacular wildflowers in bloom. Get your copy of Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes: The Desert today.
The 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) is as beautiful as it is daunting. It crosses the state, from Mexico to Utah. It travels up and down Sky Island mountain ranges, across the Saguaro-studded Sonoran Desert, through the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world, past Arizona’s highest peak, and from rim to rim of the Grand Canyon. But you don’t need to hike the entire route to experience its historical, geological, and botanical significance. Many scenic views and important sites are accessible within a few hours’ journey.
Trail expert Sirena Rana guides you along the most interesting and accessible portions of the trail in 30 carefully crafted routes. Each entry includes navigational information and interpretive facts about the trail’s cultural history, natural history, and geography.
Inside You’ll Find
30 hikes through the most scenic and significant portions of the trail
In-depth route descriptions and fun facts
Detailed maps and full-color photographs that highlight Arizona’s diverse environments
Information on area food, activities, and lodging
This guidebook was created in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism. It is perfect for casual and experienced hikers alike, so get out there and enjoy the trail!
Flagstaff rises above the desert that dominates much of Arizona's landscape. The peaks that surround the city are often snow-covered, and lush green forests carpet the high plateau upon which the community sits. These peaks and forests also harbor many fine trails, the best of which are described in Best Easy Day Hikes Flagstaff. From the colorful slopes of San Francisco Mountain to the scenic rim of Walnut Canyon, hiking around Flagstaff proves the desert is a kaleidoscope of beautiful terrain. Veteran hiker Bruce Grubbs has described 20 of Flagstaff's wonderful trails in this guidebook. Each route is documented with clear descriptions and easy-to-follow maps.
The Phoenix metropolitan area, sprawling across the Valley of the Sun, is one of Arizona's most popular visitor destinations. The city and its suburbs offer superb hiking trails in the vast and spectacular Sonoran Desert. Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix will direct you to some of the best short hiking trails on Squaw Peak, McDonald Mountain and in Lost Dutchman State Park. Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the most scenic destinations in the area. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, Best Easy Day Hikes Phoenix is for everyone, including families.